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3.56 out of 53.56 out of 53.56 out of 53.56 out of 53.56 out of 5 3.56 (0 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Emma Orczy Narrator: Johanna Ward Publisher: Blackstone Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Pimpernel Novels Release Date: October 2006 ISBN: 9781455173952
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It’s the early days of the French Republic, and Robespierre’s revolutionaries find their wicked schemes repeatedly thwarted by the cunning and heroic Pimpernel—in reality, Sir Percival Blakeney. Now, Monsieur Chauvelin devises a dastardly plot to annihilate both Sir Percy and his beautiful wife Marguerite once and for all. Lured to France, where the entire town of Boulogne is being held hostage on their behalf, they seem to be hopelessly trapped.

Set during the Reign of Terror, the rousing Pimpernel stories are precursors to such classic tales as Zorro—yet another hero in disguise. Expect more swashbuckling adventures in this thrilling sequel to The Scarlet Pimpernel.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “A sequel to The Scarlet Pimpernel in which intrigue, romance, and love go hand in hand.”

    New York Times

  • “Johanna Ward brings suspense and wit to this story of intrigue set in the days following the French Revolution…She makes good use of her native British and superb French accents to help create vivid and complex personalities. Ward’s great sense of mood and timing carry listeners through to the very end.”

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Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cathy | 5/9/2011

    " A little more predictable than the Scarlet Pimpernel, but still a very fun read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Stephanie | 5/9/2011

    " Such a sweet story showing the love Sir Percy has for Marguerite while still providing the thrilling story of the Scarlet Pimpernel. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Zeborah | 1/7/2011

    " Pleasant fun, as all in the series. Like the others, it is a bit slow to get going. The ending could have stood to be a bit cleverer too; I had some cute ideas myself, but then, practically, simplest is always safest. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 John | 12/31/2010

    " A grand adventure which I have read, listened to or watched numerous times. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rachel-anne | 12/31/2010

    " Awesome book. Full of adventure and romance. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ange | 12/8/2010

    " It was fun as usual. Emotionally intense. Very much like the Scarlet Pimpernel. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Molly | 7/21/2010

    " Just as good if not better than the first. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Rachel | 6/20/2010

    " So far, next best to The Scarlet Pimpernel. A leetle mushy in parts, but there are some great and hilarious Sir Percy vs. Chauvelin scenes. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Natalie | 6/18/2010

    " Not as good as The Scarlet Pimpernel, but enjoyable nonetheless. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Catherine | 5/23/2010

    " Continues the story of that demmed elusive Pimpernel! Love the character! So fun. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Brittany | 3/22/2010

    " Loved it! The intrigue of the Scarlet Pimpernel continues and the romance between Marguerite and Sir Percy Blakeney left you wanting to read more. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Donna | 1/25/2010

    " Lord and Lady Blakeny were predictable. The villains Robespierre and Chauvelin were the interesting characters. On to find the next in the series... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Faith | 1/9/2010

    " Good History- Fiction, Good Moral, Great Adventure! "

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